Irish University Championships 2018 - Results

 Tiernan Oliver and Nathan Hull won the Intermediate 2X

Tiernan Oliver and Nathan Hull won the Intermediate 2X

A very busy day for all racing at University Championships. Highlights were wins for the Womens Novice 4X+ and the Mens Intermediate 2X. Queen's also placed 2nd in the Mens Intermediate 1X (Nathan Hull), Womens Intermediate 2X, Womens Club 1 8+ and Womens Novice 8+.

 Ellie McConnell, Laura Murphy, Caitriona Carson (Cox), Eimhear Rose Cunningham and Victoria White were victorious in the Womens Novice 4X+

Ellie McConnell, Laura Murphy, Caitriona Carson (Cox), Eimhear Rose Cunningham and Victoria White were victorious in the Womens Novice 4X+

Full results from all races can be seen here

Irish University Championships 2018

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Hello from the National Rowing Centre! Crews have arrived and began to build boats ahead of a busy day of racing. Conditions are perfect, with no wind and not so much as a ripple across the water's surface.

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With crews entered in most races throughout the day, it'll be a busy and hopefully successful day for Queen's Rowing. Results will be posted throughout the day but can be viewed along with the Race Draw at https://www.rowingireland.ie/regattas/418/events/

Enniskillen Training Camp

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At the beginning of the Easter holidays, Queen's Rowing Novice men and women travelled to Enniskillen for an intensive training camp in preparation for regatta season.  

Over the course of the training camp we got the true Enniskillen experience with some beautiful and some not so beautiful weather! But nonetheless, Queen's Rowing powered through their training and made some serious gains on the water. 

With all that training, however, rest and recovery is vital...

Queen's Rowing would like to say a huge thank you to Enniskillen Royal Boat Club for hosting and allowing us access to their outstanding facilities. Queen's Rowing Novices are ready to dominate in Britain and Ireland this regatta season. Lets bring the goods back to Belfast! 

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Zen Corporate Fun Day 2018

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On the 25th March, we welcomed crews from Zen, House of Zen, MKB Law and Bridge Commercials for a corporate fun day.

The day kicked off with introductions to the boathouse and the equipment, followed by a coached session on the water. The weather was kind to us and for the first time in seemed an age, the Lagan was drenched in sunshine.

Having been coached through the basics and with all crews rowing as one, we broke for refreshments ahead of an afternoon of racing.

The races took the form of quick sprints, from the Governor's Bridge back to the pontoon. The crew from Bridge Commercial were victorious in the end.

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Our thanks go to all the teams for coming down and giving rowing a try as well as to Eddie Fung for providing prizes and food on the day.

We're immensely grateful for the generous support from all four businesses to Queen's Rowing. Their generosity will help us to achieve more on the water and we hope to welcome them back in the future.

Queen's Rowing Take London

Hi all! I'm Nathan and I've recently taken over as one of the PR officers for Queen's Rowing. I'm a first year student studying PPE and part of this year's contingent of Novice men. For my first post, I'd like to share some pictures from the day before HORR 2018.  

Queen's Rowers jumped on some Boris Bikes and explored what London had to offer us. The weekend was an amazing experience for everyone on and off the water. Regatta season here we come!

HORR 2018 Results

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Two Queen's crews travelled to London on Sunday to compete in the 2018 Head of the River Race. One of the most prestigious races in the world, on the most famous stretch of water, this was a fantastic chance for the men to compete in a field of Olympians and to get a taste of rowing amongst the best in the world.

The weather was mild and the race conditions were quick, albeit a tad slower than the previous day. With final checks made to the boats and race plans reviewed, it was time for the men to take to the water and put all their training into practice.

First off were the Intermediate 8+, making good use of conditions to move through the pack and place 65th with a time of 19.21. Following them were the Novice 8+, who pushed through a long void to place 169th overall with a time of 20.20. 

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Strong results for both crews and an invaluable experience. Our thanks go to Tideway Sculling School for hosting us for both WEHORR and HORR and our focus now turns to Lagan Head this coming Saturday for a strong finish to the Head season. 

WEHORR 2018 Results

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Yesterday was another good day of rowing for Queen's. In a crowded field the Intermediate Women's 8+ started down the pack at 238th, but rowed exceptionally well as the tide lowered to place 89th overall with a time of 21:35.1.

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The Novice Women's 8+ also excelled themselves, pushing on from their BUCS Head success, they placed 129th out of 305 entries, again fastest out of all Novice University crews.

Also a huge congratulations to former Queen's Rower Rebecca Edwards who was 7 seat in the Molesley 8+ that came 4th overall!

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Today sees the Men's Crews in action, with both an Intermediate 8+ and a Novice 8+ entered. Race start is currently scheduled for 10.30am.